07/01/2022 – Auction of a handwritten letter of July 14, 1899 from Nikola Tesla to Rear Admiral Francis John Higginson

On July 14, 2022 at 6:00 pm (Eastern Time) an original handwritten letter from Nikola Tesla dated July 14, 1899 will be auctioned. The document is estimated to be worth between US$50,000 and US$60,000.
More information on https://uk.drouot.com/l/18744929-nikola-tesla-autograph-letter


05/25/2022 – Auction of a handwritten letter of May 18, 1899 from Nikola Tesla to Rear Admiral Francis John Higginson

On June 16, 2022 at 7:00 pm (Eastern Time) an original handwritten letter from Nikola Tesla dated May 18, 1899 will be auctioned. The document is estimated to be worth between US$40,000 and US$60,000.
More information on https://uk.drouot.com/l/18200052-nikola-tesla-autograph-letter


04/22/2022 – Auction of a handwritten letter from Nikola Tesla

On May 12, 2022 at 6:00 pm (Eastern Time) an original handwritten letter from Nikola Tesla dated March 21, 1895 will be auctioned. The document is estimated to be worth between US$40,000 and US$60,000.
More information on https://uk.drouot.com/l/17882623-


03/19/2022 – Auction of a bank check for Nikola Tesla

Live auction (Registration until April 7, 2022 at 4 p.m.) of a bank check signed by the Consul General of Yugoslavia, intended for Tesla and dated December 26, 1934. The back of the check has Tesla’s signature (for cashing). The document is estimated between €2,500 and €3,500 €.
More information on https://uk.drouot.com/l/17612156-


03/10/2022 – Auction of an original patent

On 29 March 2022 at 5 p.m. there will be an auction of a copy of the original US patent No 555,190 – Alternating Motor – dated 25 February 1896. The document is estimated between €3,000 and €5,000.
More information on https://uk.drouot.com/l/17504952-


11/17/2021 – Presentation of the life of Nikola Tesla cancelled

Sorry to announce that the presentation on the life of Nikola Tesla, originally scheduled for November 27 or 28, is cancelled.


05/09/2021 – Collection surpasses 16,000 documents

To date, the collection of period documents about Nikola Tesla and his work has surpassed 16,000! Among these, never published documents. With your help, these documents will be published on the website.


12/12/2020 – Implementation of the online store

This store is intended for the online sale of rare books and manuscripts related to Nikola Tesla. It is accessible from the “For Sale” option in the main menu. Profits from the sales will be used to accelerate the online publishing of the collection and to finance the reproduction of some of Tesla’s technologies.

If you have the soul of a philanthropist, you can donate your purchase to a museum, especially if it is a manuscript in Tesla’s own handwriting.


10/13/2020 – Agreement signed with the Nikola Tesla Museum in Belgrade

An agreement was signed today with the Nikola Tesla Museum in Belgrade for access to its archives; NikolaTesla.fr sincerely thanks the Serbian Ministry of Culture, Mrs. Director Ivona Jevtić and the whole team of the museum.


10/05/2020 – The Members section is open

The Members section is open as of this day. It is accessible via the Register link (to become a Member) or via the Log In link (for Members already registered) located on the right side of the menu.


09/15/2020 – Welcome to the new version of NikolaTesla.fr!

The website has been redesigned to, on the one hand, facilitate the online publication of the collection which represents to date 15,300 period documents relating to Nikola Tesla and his works.
On the other hand, it is designed as a search engine for documents via the “Search” function of the menu.

While waiting for the integration of the documents in the redesigned website, the old list is available via the menu.

It is possible to know the number of period documents integrated by the counters at the bottom of the page in the “Statistics” section.

Compared to the old version, some pages or functions have disappeared (such as the editing of books and posters) because they did not have the expected result. Instead, and because funding is needed to speed up the online distribution, access to certain documents will involve a small participation fee.

The main goal of this website remains to present the facts related to Nikola Tesla, that is why the period documents have priority.

Recent articles, dealing with specific topics, possibly hypothetical, are placed in the “blog” part of the menu.

This website could not exist without the contribution of Institutions, companies or private individuals, which are thanked here.

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